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Egg Hunters Undeterred By Rain, Pack Hyde Hall

Egg Hunters Undeterred

By Rain, Pack Hyde Hall

Mira Aramini, 12, above, of Middlefield Center, was fast off the mark at 10 sharp this morning at Hyde Hall’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark above Otsego Lake. Undeterred by the rain, the Clements family of Hartwick, inset right, was first in line at 9:30, waiting on get onto the grounds: mom Fanny, dad Jonathan and, from left, Emma, 4, Xavier 10, and Lucas, 11.  The annual event is sponsored by the Leatherstocking Region Federal Credit Union.   (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Bookout Breaks Easter Egg Hunt Record

Big Hearts, Big Numbers

At Bookout Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bookout Funeral Home broke it’s previous attendance record this morning as 93 children and their families came to enjoy the festivities. Children could search for candy-filled eggs in four different rooms, enjoy tasty treats and enter for and chance to win prizes. Above, Kayleigh Deloge, left, and Jordan-Lynn Bordieri, right, Oneonta dig for eggs in the balloon room. At right,  Connor Stokes, left, Oneonta, stands with his friend Patrick Grace who he presented with a new bike during the raffle. “His bike was falling apart and I knew he needed a new one. I put my tickets in to win the bike and I said if I won, I would give it to him.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Egg-Hunting Throngs Descend On Hyde Hall

Egg-Hunting Throngs

Descend On Hyde Hall

The Easter Bunny himself, top photo, greets hundreds of Easter-egg hunters – possibly a record turnout – at the Hyde Hall National Landmark mansion on Otsego Lake this morning for the annual Easter Egg hunt. In past years, staff received up to 500 advance queries; this year, it was 1,000. In bottom left photo, Hunter Pasek, Fly Creek, had filled his bucket with eggs in what seemed like seconds. Bottom right, two cousins, Max Horvath of Cooperstown and Marina Tompkins of Broadalbin, found the two huge prize Easter eggs. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 8

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Golden Egg Still Out There At The Farmers Museum

Golden Egg Still At Large 

At The Farmers’ Museum

On your mark....get set...GO! Amelia Walker, Cooperstown, and scores of other children race onto common lawn of The Farmers' Museum in search of the golden egg containing a season pass for the Empire State Carousel. However, once all the eggs had been collected, the pass remained at large! Will the ticket surface? Only time will tell! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
On your mark….get set…GO!  Eleanor Walker, Cooperstown, and scores of other children race across the common lawn of The Farmers’ Museum Sunday in search of the golden egg containing a season pass for the Empire State Carousel. However, once all the eggs had been collected, the pass remained at large! Will the ticket surface? Only time will tell! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hyde Hall Egg Hunt Boasts New Record

Hyde Hall Egg Hunt

 Boasts New Record

Henry Cooper, left, and the Badgley twins Lillian and Naomi, Cooperstown, rush across the lawn of Hyde Hall during their annual Easter Egg hunt this morning. The event, which is sponsored by the Leatherstocking Federal Credit Union, had 677 attendees, a new record, who collected over 6000 eggs in hopes of finding one of three special eggs, which would win you the Easter basket. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Henry Cooper, left, and the Badgley twins Lillian and Naomi, Cooperstown, rush across the lawn of Hyde Hall during their annual Easter Egg hunt this morning. The event, sponsored by the Leatherstocking Federal Credit Union, had 677 attendees, a new record, who collected over 6,000 eggs in hopes of finding one of three special eggs, which would win the big Easter basket. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hyde Hall Egg Hunt

Flurries Fail to Hinder Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt

Flurries and chilly winds didn't stop the annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from John Manney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Flurries and cold winds blowing in from Otsego Lake  didn’t stop the ever popular annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from Jon Maney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Easter Bunny Brings Eggs, Joy to Cooperstown Kids

Easter Bunny Brings Eggs, Joy to Cooperstown Kids

Ian Austin/allotsego.com

 

 

A record 600 kids took off across the Hyde Hall fields this morning at the annual Easter Egg hunt, hoping to find one of the lucky three prize eggs among the 8,000 scattered across the lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Mr, and Mrs. Bunny lead Julia Bohm, 
Tara, Tess and Lincoln Dilorenzo and the rest of the kids down Pioneer Street in Cooperstown for an Easter parade and tea at the Tunnicliff Inn.

 

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